[Distutils] Adventures with x64, VS7 and VS8 on Windows

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue May 22 07:32:42 CEST 2007

> Addressing only the issues of PCBuild8 and 64-bit architectures, I
> have tried to establish "free" buildbot support for the 64-bit
> architectures without any real success.
> Should the PSF be considering paying for infrastructure that will 
> support 64-bit build reporting?

You can bring it up to the board, of course. However, given that
all other buildbot machines were contributed by volunteers, the
fact that nobody volunteers to contribute buildbot machines for
PCbuild8 indicates that there is not a lot of interest in that
build infrastructure.

Note that there *are* 64-bit buildbot slaves, e.g. for AMD64
(contributed by Neal Norwitz), Alpha (contributed by Neal
Norwitz), Itanium (contributed by Matthias Klose, offering
a machine from the Debian project), and PPC64 (likewise).

These machines all run Linux or Tru64, and (to my understanding)
serve other purposes as well, making the buildbot slave
just a minor detail.

It's an unfortunate fact of life that Microsoft Windows does not
support multi-tasking multi-user workloads that well, so the
Windows buildbot slave are (to my knowledge) typically dedicated
machines (except for Tim's machine, which is just disconnected
from the master when he doesn't feel like running buildbot


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